The royal wedding isn’t only the most anticipated wedding ceremony in years, but it’s also one of the most expensive!  According to RadarOnline, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding is expected to cost $34 million altogether.  Included in this expense is security ($32 million), a wedding band ($11,000) in addition to the ring passed down from Princess Diana that is now valued at $1 million, a reception for $600,000 and much much more.

What are ways to cut your wedding cost?

Cupid’s Advice:

Weddings may seem like they aren’t going to cost a lot, but once you add up all of the little things, it may shock you how expensive it will be.  Cupid has some advice on how to cut costs:

1. Shop around: Each component of a wedding has a cost.  The best way to find the lowest prices is to comparison shop.  Don’t go with the first thing you stumble upon.

2. Do-it-yourself: Little things such as a centerpiece or a favor can cost big bucks.  To keep expenses down, consider putting these types of things together yourself.

3. Cut your guest list: Most reception halls charge by the plate.  Try to keep your guest list as short as possible by only inviting your close friends and family.

What are some ways you cut costs are your wedding? Share your comment below.